Please join us on March 12th, from 4:40 to 6:30, for a brief presentation and longer open discussion of Lesley College professor Susan Rauchwerk’s ongoing efforts to advance the practice of CEC in the world. Susan will describe the after-school program she designed, the Lesley University WonderLab, and the ways in which CEC is integrated within every level of its educational programming.
The WonderLab, which is open to children in grades 1-6, allows Susan to observe her students as they undertake their required CEC experiences and also serves as an incubator for other programs offered by Lesley students and faculty including Girls Math Circle, STEAM Beans, and Gifted and Talented STEM Camp, Sunday Science Experiments for Boys, and Food For Thought STEAM Camp for Girls.
Susan will also discuss her current work with secondary educators in Somerville and Cambridge in the practice of CEC. These teacher education interventions unfold as part of the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab, funded through the Biogen Foundation STAR initiative. The team works with individual teachers, teacher teams, programs, and districts to identify their curricular interests and needs and then collaboratively develop curriculum that supports student interest and learning in areas of thought related to science, technology, electronics, art, and math (STEAM).
We will be meeting in room 3-103 on the Lesley College Porter Square campus, which is located on the Red Line; paid parking is available in back and on Mass Ave. Refreshments will be served starting at 4:30, discussion will begin at 5.